Homecoming, The

Gunnar, a sociologist in his fifties who has written countless self-help books lives in a
beautiful house with Dísa, his wife of thirty years. Despite his expertise, their relationship is
on the rocks and their attitude towards one another is becoming increasingly resentful and
bitter. Their 25-year-old son and only child, David, comes back from a holiday with a new
girlfriend, Sunna. Sunna is pretty, smart, polite and on the face of it, the perfect daughter in
law. However, on meeting Sunna, Gunnar is forced to face a dark secret. Although his life's
work has been to instruct others on how to work through their problems, he seems incapable
of dealing with his own dilemma. He starts to act strange and does all he can to sabotage his
son's relationship with Sunna. However, inch by inch, the noose tightens and finally he is
forced to reveal his secret. Sunna is Gunnar's daughter from a brief love affair he had when
Dísa was pregnant with David. When his lover became pregnant he ended the relationship and hasn't been in contact with his daughter since. Now, the secret is out.

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About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    April 5, 2015
  • Genre
    Drama, Comedy
  • Length
    100 min.
  • Language
  • Original Title
  • International Title
    Homecoming, The
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
  • Premiere TV Channel
    Stöð 2
  • IMDB
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Based on a
  • Antecendent Title
  • Production Format
  • Color
  • Sound

Company Credits


  • 2018
    Nordic Lights Film Festival, Seattle
  • 2016
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards
  • 2016
    Pune International Film Festival, India
  • 2016
    Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
  • 2016
    Iceland Sounds & Sagas, Turku, Finland
  • 2016
    European Union Film Festival, Singapúr
  • 2016
    Edinburgh International Festival
  • 2016
    Scandinavian Film Festival LA, Los Angeles
  • 2016
    Nordiale – Nordische & Baltische Filmwoche Wien, Vín, Austurríki
  • 2016
    Portland International Film Festival, Bandaríkjunum
  • 2015
    Chicago International Film Festival
  • 2015
    Comedy Cluj Film Festival
  • 2015
    Calgary International Film Festival
  • 2015
    Scanorama, Litháen